In 2016, Microsoft were named one of the world's most valuable companies and Bill Gates, one of its founding members, is regularly cited as one of the world's wealthiest men. Microsoft are an American multinational technology company, whose headquarters are based in Redmond, Washington. They have put their name to a number of different products, including computer software, smartphones, consumer electronics, personal computers and computer services. They are also the manufacturers of the Xbox games console.
In 2014, Microsoft acquired Nokia's devices and services, which signals their intended dominance of the smartphone industry in the future. Having another competitor to the Apple and Samsung brands can only be a positive thing for consumers, as manufacturers will have to charge lower prices for better products. As things stand, Apple and Samsung devices are the most popular smartphones on the market and many users prefer these to manufacturers like Microsoft.
If you have a Microsoft smartphone and are considering exchanging it for another device, OnRecycle can help you. We match sellers with a range of potential buyers - in this case, mobile phone recyclers. Many of these recyclers are willing to pay a high price for a range of Microsoft phones, which is good news for you! As they compete against each other to obtain your phone, you are in the position to choose whichever company you prefer.
OnRecycle have spent years building and maintaining relationships with some of the world's largest and most popular online recyclers. The reason we have done this is to give consumers the opportunity to sell their unwanted devices to a company that offers a great price. Similarly to many other price comparison websites, we have created a system that allows you to obtain a range of quotations in minutes. We do not take any personal details during the quotation stage, meaning that you will not be bombarded by emails or hounded by aggressive sales calls. The decision to sell is yours and yours alone - we do not believe that you should be forced into selling your phone.
Using our system is easy and it takes just a few minutes for you to be set up with a potential buyer. Enter the details of your Microsoft smartphone into the search box at the top of the screen, and you will be presented with a list of relevant products. Choose the one that matches your device and you will be transferred to another screen that records more specific details about the phone you wish to sell.
Tell us the condition of the phone - we need to know if is new, working or broken (broken handsets will still return a great price!). We then need to know the phone version (in terms of storage size) and the network that your phone is locked with (if any). This lets the system cleverly filter out the buyers who are interested in your phone and removes any that are not.
Now the ball is in your court! A range of potential buyers are listed and you can choose whichever recycler you wish to sell to. Before you choose, however, we recommend that you ask yourself a few questions, so that you don't end up having a disappointing sales experience. Firstly, have you heard of the company you are selling to? If not, you might want to take time to read up about them beforehand. Below our star rating system, you will see a link to user reviews - have a quick read to get an idea of what other users think of the recycler.
Furthermore, we suggest that you prioritise how you receive the cash. Do you want to sell to a recycler who is offering you the highest price but may take weeks to pay? Are they offering you a good price, or is it better to sell to a different company? All of these things should be considered prior to you selling.
Once you have made your decision, click on the 'sell now' button and you will be taken through the recycler's buying process. The majority of recyclers have agreed for you to be able to sell your phone through the OnRecycle system. Selecting this option enables you to get the benefit of our advice and expertise, as well as ensuring that your data is secure when it comes to entering bank details.
When you receive the funds, you may be looking into the other phones on the market. Here are some brief reviews for Microsoft handsets that you can use as a guide:
Microsoft Kin TWOm
The Kin TWOm was released by Microsoft in 2010. It has a unique, rounded appearance which is easy to hold and manage when you are making calls or sending texts. The handset weighs just 133g with dimensions of 4.38 x 2.36 x 0.64 inches.
The handset has an 8GB storage facility, and 256 MB of RAM. The display is just 3.4 inches big and has a resolution of 320 x 480. The device has many basic functions, such as a stereo FM radio. It is available to buy in black.
Microsoft Lumia 950
The Lumia 950 was released in 2015. It has a display size of 5.2 inches and weighs 150g. It has a smooth AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. It operates via the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.
The screen has an incredible 20 MP camera which is capable of taking some extremely high-quality shots. It also has an iris scanner. Although the phone is available to buy as a 32GB unit, there is the option to extend this by up to 256 GB via a Micro SD card.